World media roundup – 19 November 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Revolution in Tokyo: Emperor, Empress to be cremated and buried in eco-friendly mausoleums

Japan- Asia News

In a break with a 350-year-old tradition, Japan’s imperial couple have said they wish to be cremated after they die and be buried in a smaller eco-friendly mausoleum following funeral services that are as little socially disruptive as possible.

Botswana Anglican hospice to open inpatient wing

Botawana- Anglican Communion News Service

The Anglican-run Holy Cross Hospice in Botswana is set to open an inpatient wing to enable it to give nurses and social workers “more time to assist the patients with psychosocial support.”

Palliative care programme to be launched

India- The Hindu

Arike, a palliative care programme of the Kochi Corporation, is being launched in Kochi, Kerala, this week.

Changing the Way We Die wins USA Book Award

Us- Broadway World

‘Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End of Life Care and The Hospice Movement’ won the highest honor in the health: death and dying category of the USA Book Awards.

Ten tips to help someone grieving during the holidays

ehospice USA

For those struggling with the death of a loved one, the holidays may be a difficult time full of painful reminders that emphasise their sense of loss.

The case for advance care planning

ehospice Australia

An article in the latest edition of the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) calls for advance care planning to be more widely embedded in routine clinical practice and promoted within the community.

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